an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators
We have a press date now for the new books (April 15, 2020) and that means that the new books are available again for pre-order! Thank you to those who got on our list early – we deeply appreciate your support of the work.
CGB Volumes 1 & 2 will be for sale again in paper copies when we finish updating our new Fundamentals sections, but for now, we offer instant digital downloads in the shop:
I expect I’ll be answering lots of questions (and feel free to leave yours in the comments) but check the info below before writing. If you want us to look to see if you did pre-order (or you would like to update your shipping address) please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will answer all inquiries in bulk at the end of January. Please include the email address you would have used to order.
(All of the pre-order bundles are spoken for, but thank you for asking. We will probably have extra Colouring Books, posters and bead kits available for separate sale when the books are ready to ship. New posters and postcards coming soon as well!)
CGB VOLUME III, APRIL 15 2020: We took 500 early pre-orders for this beautiful coffee-table style book, loaded with photographs and colour studies. This is not a pattern book! It is a photographic celebration of ten years of discovery. It will ship on April 15, 2020, and our early pre-orders will have a special little bead kit delivered with their books.
THE CGB PATTERN BOOK, APRIL 15 2020: We took 500 early pre-orders for this book as well, and those early orders will ship on April 15, 2020 with beautiful bundles of extras, including a Colouring Book with origami folding patterns of our forms, and extra blank graphs for pattern-making.
THE CGB TEXTBOOK, SEPT 1 2020: We decided to get extra-nerdy and make an academic textbook for use at the university level. We will be selling this book as a stand-alone to help fund the education team, but also donating half of our press run to schools, bead shops and libraries.
CGB is open-source and non-profit, and all funds earned from the sales of our books are used to pay stipends to creators, illustrators, animators, to send our education team to teach, and give travel and materials grants to students and beaders who attend our team workshops.
THANK YOU, and more soon.
photo, an innovative cast off of a PodCast Bead by Joy Davison (JayDee)